Despite nearly jumping out to a 3-0 record (if it weren't for the late heroics of Brett Favre) the now 2-1 San Francisco 49ers have an alarming trend through their first three games. Each and every week this season, the 49ers have forced a turnover on downs late in the game only to punt the ball away and give their opponent another chance with the football. In their huge Week One upset (in Arizona) over the defending NFC champion Cardinals, the 49ers forced a turnover on downs with 1:51 remaining in the game. Instead of mixing up the play calling to ice the game with a first down, the 49ers ran the ball all three times and took just 43 second off the clock before punting. Fortunately for San Francisco, their defense was up to the task against a rusty Kurt Warner. Furthermore, the same scen ...
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